Jennings was looming as a major presence in country music even before the release of the album Wanted: The Outlaws in 1976 boosted him to legendary status. By that time, he had already scored four No. 1 singles, beginning with “This Time” in 1974. But it had taken him nine years to reach that milestone.
Am I missing something, or have songs about daddy pretty much gone out of fashion? Look at the charts, listen to the radio and you’ll find very few current examples of this once pervasive genre. Daddy apparently carried more emotional weight when he was around the house a lot, hoeing corn or washing off coal... […]
A sweet photo gallery of old and new shots of country music fathers with their children, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams, Jr., Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean and more.